Shimer College

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Shimer College is a liberal arts college in Chicago, Illinois, best known for its small discussion classes and Great Books curriculum. With fewer than 150 students, Shimer is one of the smallest liberal arts colleges in the United States. Shimer was founded in 1853, and adopted the current curriculum in 1950.

Since 2006, Shimer College has been located on the urban campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Previously, Shimer was located in rural Mount Carroll until 1978 and in Waukegan until 2006.

Mount Carroll Campus[edit]

Shimer College was located in Mount Carroll, Illinois from 1853 to 1978.

McKee era[edit]

The original campus of the Mount Carroll Seminary was destroyed by fire in 1906. The modern campus is dominated by Georgian Revival buildings constructed during the tenure of Dean William Parker McKee, who administered the college from 1897 to 1930. Most of these buildings are now occupied by the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies.

Mullin era[edit]

The campus constructed under McKee was substantially expanded during the presidency of F.J. Mullin, under whom the college reached an all-time high enrollment of 519 students.

Waukegan Campus[edit]

438 Building[edit]

The 438 building is also known as the Robert A. Conolly Residence, after its original occupant.

Chicago Campus[edit]

Academics[edit]

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Faculty[edit]

Alumni[edit]

Marketing[edit]

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